Tasks Unlimited lodges are stable, supportive homes in clean, desirable neighborhoods throughout the Twin Cities for people with mental illness.
Unlike group homes, Tasks Unlimited lodges do not have 24-hour supervision. Based on the Fairweather Lodge Model developed by Dr. George Fairweather in the late 1960’s, lodges are affordable, inter-dependent living environments operated by the tenants with limited assistance from staff. Members manage their own lives and provide support to each other in daily activities. Lodge members decide their own rules, pay rent, clean, shop for groceries, go to work and participate in community activities just as one would do in any living situation with roommates.
All lodge members are required to complete a lodge training program before moving into a lodge. The lodge training program develops or refines basic living skills as well as mental health maintenance skills through peer support and reduced assistance from trained mental health professionals per the Fairweather Lodge Model principles.